Book Riot Live 2016

For our second year, Book Riot Live hosted 40+ speakers and 1200+ attendees across November 12 and 13.

Speakers

Alyssa Cole
Andrea Lam
Ayize Jama-Everett
Baz Dreisinger
Charlie Jane Anders
Diane McMartin
Emily Jacobson
George Salazar
Isabel Santiago
Jackson Bird
Jade Chang
Janna Levin
Jeph Jacques
Jessica Plummer
Kathryn Ratcliffe-Lee
Ken Liu
Kristina Pino
Lisa Lindle
Mara Wilson
Maria Dahvana Headley
Meg Medina
Michael Reynolds
Michael Strother
Myles Karr
Negin Farsad
Nicholas Higgins
Nisi Shawl
Patrick Phillips
Rachel Fershleiser
Rumaan Alam
Ryan Chapman
Ryann Redmond
Sara Farizan
Sara Quiroz
Sarah Andersen
Shakira Smalls
Sona Charaipotra
Tara Clancy
Valentine DeLandro
Walter Mosley
Zoraida Córdova

Photo Gallery

Rebecca Schinsky and Walter Mosley, in (hilarious) conversation.

Rebecca Schinsky and Walter Mosley, in (hilarious) conversation.

Left to right: Authors Alyssa Cole, Charlie Jane Anders, and Rumaan Alam sign books and chat with attendees after their panel.

Left to right: Authors Alyssa Cole, Charlie Jane Anders, and Rumaan Alam sign books and chat with attendees after their panel.

Book Riot Live 2016 started out with a barbaric group yawp, courtesy of Rebecca Joines Schinsky, Jeff O'Neal, and Amanda Nelson.

Book Riot Live 2016 started out with a barbaric group yawp, courtesy of Rebecca Joines Schinsky, Jeff O’Neal, and Amanda Nelson.

There's always a crowd around the coffee and donuts table!

There’s always a crowd around the coffee and donuts table!

This year's Nerd Jeopardy included contenders Mara Wilson and Sara Farizan.

This year’s Nerd Jeopardy included contenders Mara Wilson and Sara Farizan.

Left to right: Janna Levin, Charlie Jane Anders, Valentine De Landro, and moderator María Cristina Garcia Lynch after their Future What Now panel.

Left to right: Janna Levin, Charlie Jane Anders, Valentine De Landro, and moderator María Cristina Garcia Lynch after their Future What Now panel.

Big laughs were had at this year's Slash Live with moderator Jessica Plummer and Alyssa Cole, Zoraida Córdova, and Michael Strother.

Big laughs were had at this year’s Slash Live with moderator Jessica Plummer and Alyssa Cole, Zoraida Córdova, and Michael Strother.

An epic signing line for comics artists Valentine De Landro and Sarah Andersen.

An epic signing line for comics artists Valentine De Landro and Sarah Andersen.

A very well-read crowd was in attendance in 2016.

A very well-read crowd was in attendance in 2016.

The Commons meet-up area in full swing.

The Commons meet-up area in full swing.

Left to right: moderator Rita Meade and performers George Salazar, Ryann Redmond, and Isabel Santiago lead the audience for the Bookish Broadway Sing-Along.

Left to right: moderator Rita Meade and performers George Salazar, Ryann Redmond, and Isabel Santiago lead the audience for the Bookish Broadway Sing-Along.

Big laughs during a panel's Q&A.

Big laughs during a panel’s Q&A.

Why just color when you can color AND eat a donut?

Why just color when you can color AND eat a donut?

Sarah Andersen and MC Jackson Bird watch the audience while Valentine De Landro draws his Pictionary clue.

Sarah Andersen and MC Jackson Bird watch the audience while Valentine De Landro draws his Pictionary clue.

Reviews

“Let me say this: [Book Riot Live] was the perfect place [to be] post election.” – Meg Medina, award-winning author and 2016 speaker